Excellent article written by Rod Tucker, one of the architects of the original NBN plan.
It saddens that this dream is slipping further and further away. No politician is willing to listen and it seems the more that people shout the less they are heard.
The one thing i wanted from NBN was to see the expansion of tele-health. This could have brought doctors to your house in a very different way than what they do now. Data throughput on a PON based network wouldn’t have been an issue but on the new propsoed NBN i really don’t think it will cope. Sadly I don’t think tele-health will be a reality now, maybe in the next 20 years but no sooner.